• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

    We invite anybody interested in the issues facing Lower Sunbury to subscribe Read More
  • View Our Newletters

    View Our Newletters

    You can find all the recent LOSRA Newsletter available to download Read More
  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
  • Sunbury As It Was

    Sunbury As It Was

    Visit the LOSRA Gallery for images past and Present Read More
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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.

Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2021 are now payable.

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, band-leader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.

He joins the Terry Collie trio at the Riverside Arts Centre on 20th December at what promises to be a great night out and which will include mince pies and mulled wine for all!

To see full booking details, click here

 

Judging by the many posts on social media we are aware that many local people have been affected by the smell, noise and light pollution from the gasifier (euphemism for incinerator) at the Eco Park in Charlton Lane.

Affected people are encouraged to make a formal complaint to local authorities and the relevant government department. The information you will need is shown below and In most cases it will be a short phone call or a simple form. Please also contact your local councillor.

Surrey County Council
03456 009 009 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays - normal rates apply)

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Online complaint form, click here

Spelthorne Pollution Control (areas cover contaminated land and air quality)

pollution.control@spelthorne.gov.uk

01784 446251

Spelthorne Residential Team (areas cover noise, housing and public health)

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01784 446251

How to find your local councillor:

The Spelthorne councillors for Halliford and Sunbury West, where the park is located, are:

Sandra Dunn (Liberal Democrats) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Fidler (Liberal Democrats) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lawrence Nichols (Liberal Democrats) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find other councillors:

Spelthorne Borough Council: https://democracy.spelthorne.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx

Surrey County Council: https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008, as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. The Levy is designed to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services - such as schools or transport improvements (eg, dare we ask, a cycle/footbridge across the Thames at Sunbury?) needed to support new homes and businesses.

It is our understanding that the CIL fund for Spelthorne currently exceeds £5m and is supposed to be under the control, or at least be monitored by, the Surrey/Spelthorne Joint Committee. Our Chairman, Paul Thompson and Tom Fidler, local Councillor and a member of the JC, have asked a number of questions about CIL but have not yet received any useful answers, beyond establishing that any allocation would go on behind closed doors.

We accept that the Covid pandemic has been immensely disruptive to the Council's order of business but will nevertheless continue to press for answers as and when circumstances allow.

Monday, 07 December 2020 10:23

Christmas rubbish and recycling dates

In case you have not yet had your copy of the Winter Bulletin from Spelthorne Council, please click here to see the rubbish and recycling dates over the Christmas period.

Saturday, 28 November 2020 08:17

What Tier 2 Means for Us

Just in case you have missed the latest news:

Spelthorne, and the rest of Surrey as well as London, will be placed into Tier 2, once the national restrictions come to an end on 2 December.

Until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

  1. stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. certain businesses and venues must close.

After the restrictions come to an end, the new rules for Spelthorne will be:

  • no mixing of households indoors, apart from support bubbles and a maximum of six outdoors
  • bars and pubs must close, unless operating as restaurants. Alcohol can only be served with substantial meals. Last orders at 10pm and must be closed by 11pm
  • retail can be open
  • entertainment centres, e.g, cinemas, can be open
  • personal care, e.g. hairdressers can be open
  • we should reduce the number of journeys where possible and avoid travel to tier 3 areas
  • overnight stays are permitted with a household or support bubble
  • hotels can be open
  • if we can work from home, we should do so
  • schools, colleges, universities can remain open as well as registered childcare
  • we can attend places of worship but cannot interact with anyone outside our household or support bubble
  • 15 people can attend weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes; 30 for funerals
  • classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but not indoors if there is any interaction with people from different households Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.
  • indoor leisure centres are open

Would you like to become a local Covid Champion? If so, see previous story below.

Saturday, 28 November 2020 08:16

Spelthorne Covid Champions

What is a Covid Champion?

A Covid Champion is a local volunteer who will help residents to stay up to date with the latest advice about COVID-19 to provide a consistency of message to all Spelthorne residents.

Champions will be the first to receive the latest updates and guidance about how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic and share the information with families, friends, communities, and workplaces. Champions will help people in Spelthorne to get clear and trustworthy information on how to stay safe and reduce the risk of getting and spreading the infection.

Champions will become part of the Spelthorne Covid Champion Network, providing the opportunity to share issues and ideas with one another and with the council, so we can all listen and adjust to help people stay as safe as possible. Being a Champion is a great way to make a positive impact on your community.

Who are we looking for?

Spelthorne Borough Council are looking to add to our Covid champions network, particularly from community leaders, residents' association members and faith group leaders. We are particularly keen to recruit people who are in direct contact with residents who are in the highest risk groups from COVID-19. This includes older adults, BAME residents and residents living in areas of deprivation.

To enquire further please email; covidchampions@spelthorne.gov.uk

Download the Icon for pdf Covid Champions Weekly Briefing [355.5KB]

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